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Last Week, as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, International Trade Secreatry Dr Liam Fox launched a new drive to attract more than £30 billion of investment to 68 UK projects. Through the modern Industrial Strategy, the government is setting out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the […]

The latest Office of National Statistic figures showed that UK exports rose 9.2 per cent from April 2017 to the end of March 2018. On a trip last week to Scotland, International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said: “It’s clear evidence the world wants to buy high-quality UK goods and services, and my department is […]

On Tuesday 1 May, the government’s Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser, Crawford Falconer, launched the ‘International Trade Profession’. This a great step towards helping UK businesses develop their skills and will support talented people to further develop their careers in international trade. With ten government departments all appointing a Head of International Trade Profession, the launch […]

On Monday 30 April, International Trade Secretary and President of the Board of Trade, Dr Liam Fox, gave a speech at the Speaker’s House calling for people across the country to be bold and optimistic in promoting the benefits of free trade. Through this specific address in Parliament, Dr Fox asked colleagues to show leadership […]

UK Trade Minister Greg Hands met with Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce, Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, in London at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. New investments were announced as Pakistan and Nigeria joined the 53 nations attending the meeting, with the benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade […]

According to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics, demand for world class British goods and services continues to grow. UK exports rose by £59.4 billion to £627.6 billion between March 2017 and the end of February 2018, a 10.4 per cent increase. Along with these positive results, HSBC also released a report […]

With one year to go until the UK’s departure from the European Union, newly released trade figures reveal exports of UK goods and services is at a record high. Data released from the Office for National Statistics shows that in 2017, UK goods and exports increased faster than imports, up 12.1 per cent to £622.2 […]

Britain has a tradition of supporting global expos, and the latest Expo 2020 Dubai presents another opportunity to showcase the best of Britain. The theme for the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East will be ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: “The festival will be […]

Today, the International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox launched the National Trade Academy Programme to help more businesses export. The Department for International Trade (DIT) has helped UK companies to start or grow their exports, and in the last year alone this effort has created 64,000 new jobs and safeguarded a further 28,000 by attracting […]

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